Chris and Wendy Sessions enjoy driving to Northern Territory in Chugga the Chamberlain tractor to raise funds for the fight against bowel cancer.By Fiona Broom
After 12 loud, hot and bumpy weeks in Chugga the Chamberlain tractor, Chris and Wendy Sessions’ journey to raise awareness about bowel cancer has come to an end.
The couple set off on July 21 bound for the Northern Territory in a revamped 1970s tractor towing a specially-made caravan.
Despite having to change route at Mount Isa in Queensland because Chugga was not coping with the heat, the trip was without major incident.
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‘‘The people who supported us should be proud because it is one of the biggest killers, without a doubt,’’ Mr Sessions said.
People stopped the couple along the way to offer donations, while others wanted to share their personal stories about cancer.
They also picked up a few tales to tell, including getting ‘‘kidnapped’’ by a man at White Cliffs, NSW, who showed them his mines and took them to visit a friend — who turned out to be a former resident of their home town, Tatura.
Friends and family also popped up during the journey and South Australia’s Birdsville Races were a particular highlight.
‘‘We had a lot of laughs out there,’’ Mr Sessions said.
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‘‘And drive a decent vehicle I think will probably be good,’’ Mr Sessions said.
‘‘Without putting headphones on,’’ Mrs Sessions said.
Emergency services are at the scene of a house fire in Northgate St, Mooroopna.
The winning form continued for the Mulwala seniors against Deniliquin at Lonsdale Reserve on Saturday.
The Tatura Hospital and Parkvilla Aged Care Facility, part of Goulburn Valley Health, held its annual June Hospital Collection and Open Day on Sunday with a small crowd in attendance.
Giving birth at home was a risk-free option for Moama mum Samantha Dawson, she says.
After suffering with reading difficulties for many years, former Rochester resident Nelson Jones has benefited from being diagnosed and treated for Irlen Syndrome.
Kyabram’s first tourism booklet is to be launched in late September.
Something truly inspirational took place on Saturday as former teammates honoured the memory of Eamonn O'Connor.
Berrigan and Jerilderie Shires will be in separate state electorates if boundary redistributions announced on Monday come in to effect.
A group of yarnbombers dressed an oak in Heathcote’s High St in a vibrant, woolly patchwork coat last week.
Cobram produced another positive and impressive performance on Saturday with an 88-point victory over an undermanned Rumbalara
Former AFL player Heath Black sent an inspiring message to Deniliquin youths last week.
Goulburn Valley fruit growers may face a battle against pests and diseases this season as growers hit by SPC Ardmona’s fruit cutbacks abandon their orchards or can’t find money to properly maintain them.
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